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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Apr 30, 2010 7:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

I am sure this has been discussed, but what have folks done with their collections ?

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Apr 30, 2010 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

I have gotten rid of most of mine...
All of my Dead ones are gone. only had 25 or 30 Dead ones anyway, and anything I had is/was replaceable in digital.
I still have some from other bands that have not yet been replaced or upgraded with CDs. Haven't listened to them in years, but maybe someday!

I do still have some of the J-Cards from my Dead tapes that had original/unique artwork that was done by friends.
Every once in awhile, I come across them and it reminds me of the more carefree days of youth as well as friends that I have long since lost touch with.

A time it was
It was a time
A time of innocence
A time of confidences

Long ago it must be
I have a photograph
Preserve your memories
They're all that's left you

Hmmm...kind of makes me wonder how the Dead would have sounded doing this S&G cover in one of their acoustic sets.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 30, 2010 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

A large majority of my collection was "removed" from my car at a mid/late 80's show at Brenden Byrne arena. Surprising how man negative memories I have of New Jersey. All the remaining ones I made after that time were handed to a random Head that showed up at a yard sale in the late 90's. Always wonder what happened to him and those tapes.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 30, 2010 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

Make a modern art sculpture

Or lots of mobiles

Send them to the new USC archivist

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Poster: wineland Date: Apr 30, 2010 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

My story from a similar thread a while back...

I was the same way. During a garage sale a young hippy looking couple was buying stuff for their new apartment. I asked the music they were into, guessing our musical tastes were similar. We'd been to some of the same shows and they were confirmed post-Jerry Deadheads. They looked around and I got to thinking. When they paid for all their stuff I told them to hold on, that I had a gift for them. I brought back three wooden Napa Valley tape racks filled with my best 300 GD & JBG shows. Then went back inside and got three boxes of the other cassettes: GD, JGB, Phish, WSP, Hendrix, Floyd, Arlo Gutherie, Clapton, Branford Marsalis, etc... They were overjoyed. Ecstatic. It felt so good to 'miracle' my tapes to someone who would treasure them with the loving care I had. I saw her once again, a couple months later, working at a grocery store. She recognized me and thanked me for all the good tunes. She said she told all her friends and they were blown away that the treasure chest of tapes she came across. I should note that I did pull out 6.22.73 Vancouver BC, 10.20.74 Winterland, and 2.26.77 Swing because they had sentimental value and were of high quality.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Apr 30, 2010 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

I am having a tag sale on 5-8 (it's a sat. morning. I know the first thought many of you folks had!), so i think in good karma I'll lug'em out. I do like the rental car idea, and in my day we would have made a day of it(gotta lot of 'em).

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 30, 2010 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

Is the tag sale anywhere near Babylon, NY ?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Apr 30, 2010 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

As the eagle flies your about 70 miles away, south ,across the sound .

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 30, 2010 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

Oh Well - little too far to drive for a tag sale

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Apr 30, 2010 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

I am going to be in your neck of the woods 6-26,27

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 30, 2010 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

I will probably be around - stop by if you like

jglynn1.2 AT netzero Dot net

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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Apr 30, 2010 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

I love the idea of 'miracling'(a new word???) the cassette tapes...especially to some young person just discovering the Grateful Dead! What a great idea! It's kind of like paying it forward! I received a really cool show (on cassette tape) that was literally thrown through my window while at a stop light on a high way! The guy in the other car said "here, I think you'll like this" and drove off! I still have it somewhere-something I'll keep forever!

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Poster: rastamon Date: May 1, 2010 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

hmmm....was that in the early 1990's, going west on Hyw580
near Dublin, Ca? I've frisbeed quite a few into moving cars -
I've given away hundreds of Cassettes thru the years.
All of them High Bias tapes. And I still have a shitload of tapes!

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: May 1, 2010 5:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

Probably 25% just wore out or were eaten by various decks.

Another 40% were "borrowed" by various people over the years (Roy B, I am STILL waiting for you to bring back that second set TDK of Oakland 12/31/80 that I loaned you in June of 1988!!!).

Near as I can tell, the other %35 just vanished into thin air over the years.


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Poster: bookends Date: Apr 30, 2010 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

go to a rental car lot at the airport, and leave one in every tapedeck, ready to play!

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Apr 30, 2010 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

Now that's a good idea.

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Poster: dirt M0nk Date: Apr 30, 2010 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

When I first moved to Central Oregon I made the mistake of putting my GD tape collection in storage with a bunch of other stuff for a winter. This is how I learned what sub zero temps do to cassette tapes . DOH !

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Poster: The Deep Unreal Date: May 1, 2010 4:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

I always carry a couple around in my briefcase. When I see a car with a GD bumper sticker, I leave them in the windshield wipers.


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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 1, 2010 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What to do with your thousands of cassettes

Another good idea